Tag Archives: life in the southwest

Where can I get a good coffee in town?

Last week I was covering for another teacher. As is often the case something random was said and away we went from the lesson plan (Sorry – I DID cover what you asked!) In a speaking activity, a student asked … Continue reading

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a Christmas meal conspiracy

Is there a conspiracy created by mums all over the country, to ensure that all Christmas meals in restaurants are crap, so we enjoy theirs more on the actual day? Wouldn’t be hard in my house: my mum is an … Continue reading

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Apples and cider and country homes

Image taken from http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2011/09/24/fenton-house-apple-day-2011/ Apple day is a celebration of apples and orchards and inevitably cider, usually celebrated in the UK in October. So this weekend there was a two-day Apple and Cider Festival at Killerton House, near Exeter. I … Continue reading

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Hanging out in the trees

Yesterday A and I went on a tree-top adventure. We finally made it to Go Ape! I’ve been wanting to go since I discovered what it was a couple of years ago, and we’d been talking about it pretty much … Continue reading

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I am not a foodie…

…but I do love food. In fact I hate the word “foodie”. I despise it. I won’t use it. So if you think you are a foodie, please stop reading! But I do love food. Which is a pretty stupid … Continue reading

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Stretching out the summer

OK, so we didn’t get an amazing summer. Or if we did, I didn’t notice because I was working and studying all summer. I made it to the beach twice. Both of those times with an armful of textbooks! I … Continue reading

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Summer’s end…

It’s that time of year again, which means nothing for people outside the world of TEFL. It’s that time of year when there is excitement, panic and wonder in the staffroom. When facebook statuses are requests about advice on how … Continue reading

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North Devon day out

A number of my recent posts are about days out, thanks to my job. They involve getting up early on a Saturday, and getting on a coach to somewhere in the South West of England with a group of students. … Continue reading

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Baths in Bath

About a month ago, I had the pleasure of taking a group of students to Bath, to visit the Baths. I’d been to Bath only twice before, and since its an iconic city not-too-far-away, that’s pretty poor form. Neither of … Continue reading

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From can’t to can

I am not one to write about my achievements, least of all my sporting ones. I can’t stand the flurry of gym-based, guilt-making, egoistic posts people vomit onto Facebook declaring their efforts and I re-posted a status once that said … Continue reading

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